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I Battle Depression

If you're looking for depression support, meet a group of friendly people fighting depression and the feeling of being depressed. 68,829 People

    My past few weeks have been pretty good

    so while my mind is clear and happy I'd like to offer some motivation to all the folks struggling with their depression. My first bit is this: try as hard as you can not to seal yourself off. From your friends, family and yourself. Pushing all these people away costs your...
    littlechef77 littlechef77 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    and I'm back to hating myself again.

    I am crumbling. I think of my death more and more each day. I feel so happy when I am around people and doing something among them but once they are no longer around and I am by myself I feel alone more then ever. I am shredding myself to bits as well as my family. I feel awful...
    Mela22 Mela22 22-25, F 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    Does anyone feel more depressed

    when you sleep in? It feels like you wasted half your day
    niceguyswin23 niceguyswin23 18-21, M 4 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    Dear humans, STOP REPRODUCING AND ADOPT

    CHILDREN IN NEED. YOUR DNA IS NOT IMPORTANT, NOR ARE YOUR CHILDREN SPECIAL. STOP INVADING THE WORLD, IT ISN'T YOURS TO POLLUTE. Sincerely, The World. End of rant
    NatashaRose NatashaRose 18-21, F 57 Responses Jan 18

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    IF YOU'RE THINKING ABOUT SUICIDE,

    READ THIS. Wanna kill yourself? Imagine this. You come home from school one day. You've had yet another horrible day. You're just ready to give up. So you go to your room, close the door, & you take out that sucide note you've written & rewritten over & over & over. You take...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 8 Responses Jul 17, 2014

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    Confessions Of A Chronic Teenager - June 5, 2013

    Warning! This is a fairly long piece. Feel free to get your popcorn now, because this might take a while :P This was the final paper for an English class that I took last semester. Most kids had about a month and a half to write theirs, while I had a less than a couple of weeks...
    Vermonsterr Vermonsterr 18-21, F 10 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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    I've been depressed for 3 years now.

    . Started when my cousin, my best friend, committed suicide. We were 17/18. I think only one short period of a month, I was happy after that.. And that was with my ex boyfriend of 5 years.. We were so connected emotionally spiritually physically. Idk what happened, or maybe it...
    krmdr krmdr 18-21, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    So okay. I've never really been a confident

    person. I've always struggled with making friends (it's gotten slightly better now than it was, though I still don't have a massive circle of friends), and I've always been a target for being picked on at school. When I was younger, my mum had a really bad drinking problem. She...
    lolliepopp99 lolliepopp99 13-15, F 1 Response 22 hrs ago

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    Neverending Fight

    Yes I battle with depression every single day of my life. Its part of my bipolar disorder. Some days are worse than others but Ive found a reason to live so I would never ever kill myself. Last year 2011 was one of the worst years of my life. Ive never fought with depression so...
    groundshaker groundshaker 26-30, M 37 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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    I don't care anymore.

    Done trying....done being alone. Can't feel means can't hurt. Done done done done done. Tired of posting bullshit for random people to like. Why am I even on here? I admit, it's because I was hoping to find people I could talk to...relate to....confide in and be their confidant...
    airisfleeting airisfleeting 22-25, M 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I crack open 1/2 anti-depressant pill extra

    and then I hit the gym. FU depression. I am weaponized and am gonna fight my way back to happiness
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 41-45, M 12 Responses Mar 18

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    In November 2001, I suffered a breakdown

    and was diagnosed with PTSD and Major Depression. My depression was treatment-resistant; fortunately about 10 years later I found an effective antidepressant. I say fortunately, because I know some struggle much longer. There were days when hope was so far gone and the psychic...
    onomatopoeiaCA onomatopoeiaCA 41-45, F 16 Responses Feb 14, 2014

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    It's not easy, everyday is a constant battle.

    This is something that will never leave me and I understand that. But accepting my fate does not make it any less harder. If I could stop it, I would do it in a heartbeat.
    KEdouardo KEdouardo 18-21, F 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    I fight the urge to hurt myself

    or worse everyday I only stop my self for a few people I'm hurt and no body knows
    wolfiegirl03 wolfiegirl03 13-15, F 1 Response 20 hrs ago

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    Depression is not easy.

    Never easy. Depression, loneliness, anxiety, fear, procrastination - whatever evil it may be called. But one thing is for sure, it is debilitating. It is heart-wrenching. It is spirit-breaking, even mind-freezing. It sucked the spirit of life in you. Makes you feel both hopeless...
    TitaniumSkyScraper TitaniumSkyScraper 31-35, F 24 Responses Jun 16, 2014

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    The Stigma

    There is a reason the subject of mental illness is so vitally important to me.  I know it intimately.  Having lived with chronic clinical depression most of my life, I've learned to deal with it, to function, to manage.  In that way, depression is similar to...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 145 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    Everyone Needs To Read This

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    genetica genetica 26-30, F 80 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    PanzerVor PanzerVor 16-17, M 11 Responses Mar 14

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    I haven't been on in a while

    and I apologize you guys! I too have been battling depression, and honestly I'm sure a lot of people that do, come to the conclusion with suicide. I have had this before but.. I honestly don't see the point in it. I've known what it's like to want to die. But it's only temporary...
    zxmnwendy zxmnwendy 13-15, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'm really sick and tired of people telling me

    to change my view, think positive. They make it sound like I can flip a switch and automatically improve every single aspect of my life. It's not easy, I have depression. If I could just flip a switch and be happy and positive don't you think I would have done it already? I've...
    BleuGirl83 BleuGirl83 31-35, F 15 Responses May 27, 2014

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    "The loneliest people are the kindest.

    The saddest people smile the brightest. The most damaged people are the wisest. All because they do not want to see anyone else suffer the same way."
    biancaxxb biancaxxb 18-21, F 12 Responses Mar 13

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    Depression Is...

    DEPRESSION IS NOT A STATE OF MIND! I am a Psychology major and it completely breaks my heart when I hear someone talking about someone who is depressed or wants to commit suicide. Depression is a mental DISEASE. Just like if you were to have cancer or a physical disease...
    InnerBeauty12 InnerBeauty12 18-21, F 42 Responses Nov 12, 2012

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    I'm so tired. It's 2 am.

    I just got home and what should've been a great birthday weekend I'm sitting here crying. Praying I don't wake up. I'm sick and so tired of this life. Like I just wanted one night where there was no fighting. And I wasn't forcing myself to please everyone and I just wanted to...
    cutecrazy05 cutecrazy05 22-25 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I don't even enjoy my past

    or current hobbies anymore. I just spent 1 hour on the ps3. Before it was almost a full day of non stop gaming. I though maybe Im growing up, but I still have a love for it. What the hell is wrong with me?
    fjgreen95 fjgreen95 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    My Baby Girl

    I had a miscarriage when I was fifteen and almost five months pregnant with my baby girl Gianna. It was the most hardest thing I ever went through. It was so horrible. I had an older boyfriend who I was very much in love with. We became intimate three months into our relationship...
    KandyLuv KandyLuv 26-30, F 20 Responses Aug 27, 2013

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    SoulSearcherLover SoulSearcherLover 18-21, F 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    Sitting here at 9:30am

    and already started drinking....I feel myself slipping back into my depression again
    SingleDad40 SingleDad40 41-45, M 5 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    What can I do when my world is falling apart?

    I can't even explain it. I don't know how I feel. I'm not happy, but I'm not sad, yet I still cry. I hate this. I hate it all. I'm just so done. There's only one person in my life I'm staying alive for. And they're on here so they know who they are. I just feel I can't do this...
    recoveringteen00 recoveringteen00 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    Hold Your Happiness Close. Hold Your Depression Even Closer.

    I just heard a story on the radio about a woman who travels alone in places like Sudan and the Phillipines in areas where rebels of all different kinds live. She told a couple of stories of how she handled herself when faced by a group of teenage men with guns. She would march...
    wundayatta wundayatta 56-60, M 21 Responses May 19, 2010

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    Why? Why? Why? Why? Why?

    We all know this isn't going to just disappear, and I don't have the strength to fight it every day. Let's save everyone's time.
    airisfleeting airisfleeting 22-25, M 19 hrs ago

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    I hate it. I can be really happy

    but one bad thought pulls me into a deep depression. It's horrible.
    appleisaiah appleisaiah 13-15, M 17 hrs ago

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    Depression Is Something You Can't Turn Off......

    and you have no control over your mood swings and other peoples views. I hate hearing people say things like "get over yourself" or "your just doing/saying that for attention" I personally have not had to endure that here on EP, but have seen it said to others. it is not the...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 38 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    I am so tired of the pretend to care crap on

    this website. People who truly need help are bombarded with other's messages that pretend to care, while they turn the conversation to their problems or offer ridiculous and cliched advice. There are no magic words to cure true depression. We just want someone to listen, to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 14 Responses Jun 9, 2014

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    Well, all things come to an end.

    .dont they? Nothing stays the same.. the feelings, the emotions, the screenshots, the songs, the little things that you did....all will soon reach a point where they would be meaningless and worthless..just like yourself.. How you could be so expandable and dispensable because...
    TheLeftBehind TheLeftBehind 18-21, M 12 hrs ago

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    Rip Robin Williams I got to meet him a couple

    of years ago at a function dinner in Las Vegas. I will never forget that experience because I felt he was a very dark, sad, and tortured individual. He seemed very very manic and unsettled yet also very sad. He had been in pain for years. I hope he is at peace.
    Brisco221 Brisco221 31-35, M 12 Responses Aug 11, 2014

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    I think I'm pretty good at hiding it in public,

    even around most of my friends, but on the inside it's a constant battle. I don't see why people like me and I don't see a purpose for life... But I've already got accustomed to loneliness.
    TyranFarted TyranFarted 18-21, M 2 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    I don't care, i don't want to fight it anymore.

    I really have lost the will to live
    Ottway23 Ottway23 22-25 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Dealing With Depression

    My problems with depression seemed to slowly and quietly twist their way into my life for years.  At points it was so subtle I would be able to ignore it, or push it away, or think that it was just another bad day, nothing out of the ordinary.  Somehow day after day...
    suzanneontheriver suzanneontheriver 26-30, F 56 Responses Jul 12, 2006

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    On top of the congestive heart failure

    and all the rest of the **** wrong with me, they are telling me that I now have COPD..As COPD gets worse, one may be short of breath even when I do simple things like getting dressed or fixing a meal. It gets harder to eat or exercise, and breathing takes much more energy...
    Bobbyjeanc Bobbyjeanc 61-65, T 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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    5 Things Not to Say to the Depressed.

    1. Cheer up, turn that frown upside down, think happy thoughts !!   We are of course happy that the solution to our misery is as simple as turning it off and smiling .. why didn't we think of this ourselves? .. oh that's right cos its utter rubbish. Comments like this...
    SamOnHisSoapbox SamOnHisSoapbox 41-45, M 94 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    I literally add the most random people to my

    circle, spontaneously. People add me too. But I like how we are all here for each other. Thanks for your help everyone
    starling156 starling156 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    If you dont have depression,

    dont even bother telling me life gets better. The fact is, your living a happy life, and you dont understand what I am going through. If you dont have depression, you will never understand.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 27 Responses Jul 3, 2014

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    I haven't been on EP

    for a long time. I need to be more socially active. I've been up and down latelly In reaction to recent events. I am on an up turn right now, but I need to stay aware of all of my feelings, past and present. I need some good conversation. Preferably, someone my own age.
    kman862 kman862 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    Big hugs and love to all my ep friends

    and ep people in general who are going to struggle over Christmas due to depression, loneliness or whatever reason. Love you all.
    Brokenheartblacksoul Brokenheartblacksoul 26-30, F 7 Responses Dec 24, 2014

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    "You are not depressed.

    You're obviously just an attention seeker."
    ughjustfiveminutesmore ughjustfiveminutesmore 18-21, F 7 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    don't kill yourself over a boy,

    he'll bring another girl to your funeral
    Angelcum Angelcum 18-21, F 11 Responses Oct 31, 2014

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